Do you have memories of your school lunches?
I do. They were good ones too. I think lunch was my favorite time of the day, 2nd was recess.
For lunch we'd have main dishes like shoyu chicken, meatloaf, spanish rice.
One of my favorites was a side dish, it was a cole slaw but not the creamy type.
No, this one was refreshing, puckery even...
I recently re-created this one for our dinner the other night and it was amazingly really easy.
Japanese Cole Slaw
adapted from "Hilo High School 100th Anniversary Cookbook"
1/4 head cabbage
1 scrawny carrot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
grinds of pepper
Using your food processor*, whizz the cabbage using the "thin slice" blade.
Peel your carrot and whizz using the "coarse grate" blade.
Rinse cabbage and carrot mix in cold water and drain well.
Add salt, massage and let sit for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, mix sugar and vinegar until sugar is melted.
After the 5 minutes, using your hands, squeeze out all the water from the cabbage and carrot.
Toss with dressing and grind some pepper.
Chill and serve.
*if you don't have a food processor, thinly slice your cabbage and carrot like you would for cole slaw.
NOTES: the flavor was just as I had remembered and the crunch from the cabbage and carrots was so good! I'm definitely making this again.
It's the end of the month, hope your June was a good one!